The Ontario Federation of Agriculture (OFA) recognizes the unique workforce challenges and opportunities agri-sector employers are faced with. Through Canadian Agricultural Partnership funding, OFA is rapidly developing a support system for agriculture and food employers from field to fork, to feed Ontario’s future. This project will help employers seek qualified candidates for planting, harvesting, processing, marketing, researching, and selling Ontario’s healthy, high-quality food, beverage and agri-products.
Enhancing agri-food workforce readiness along the value chain will help strengthen the Ontario agri-food sector during COVID-19 and beyond. This project will address agri-food labour supply and training challenges through the inclusion of:
- A job matching concierge
- Specialized agri-training
- Collaborative marketing
- Targeting regional needs
- Rapid response initiatives
If you are interested in learning more about this initiative and how you can support your local agri-food labour force, attend the Community of Practice webinar taking place on Thursday, June 11, 2020 from 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM EDT. Food and Beverage Ontario’s new Frontline Food Facts Initiative will also be highlighted.
To register for the event, click on the link below:
The Ontario Federation of Agriculture (OFA) and the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA) have coordinated a free, online network to bring together economic development and planning professionals across Ontario interested in agricultural issues. The quarterly meeting topics will be based on relevant municipal policies, procedures and programming impacting the agricultural sector.
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